Crab legs are the tender, succulent white meat of the crab. It is a sweet meat that some claim is the best part of the crab. The best way to buy crab legs is cooked and then frozen, so all you have to do is reheat them. The crab legs are cooked on fishing boats and then frozen to assure freshness. Cooked crab legs can be steamed quickly and easily. Plan for 8 oz. to 1 lb. for each person.
Things You'll Need
- Large pot
- 1 tbsp. salt
- 1 quart water
- Steamer (stainless steel)
- 2 cups water
Fill a pot with a quart of water, and add 1 tbsp. salt. Put the crab legs in the pot and thaw them in the refrigerator for eight hours.
Pour 2 cups of water into a steamer, and bring the water to a boil.
Place the crab legs in the steamer basket or on a rack in the cooker. When the water starts to boil, time the legs for five to seven minutes.
Check to see if the crab legs are warmed through. The first indication that they are ready is the aroma of crab. The second indication is to check the meat by touching it. If the legs are hot to touch, the crab legs are ready.
Remove the crab legs and serve immediately.